If Covid-19 has taught us anything it is that the West – and that includes its historians – must expand its horizons.
From the Editor
In the 70 years since History Today was launched, the way we engage with the past has changed, often for the better. But challenges remain.
A walk through the City of London provides chance encounters with its deep history.
The Roman poet Ovid remains our contemporary despite a gap of two millennia.
The West Indies’ past is a key to our present.
Lockdown has reacquainted us with boredom.
The opening of hairdressers and pubs has a strange historical resonance.
The English came late to gardening, but they have more than made up for it.
Covid-19 has rekindled ancient tensions between city and country.
Fundamental things apply in a time of crisis.